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holidays. how local headliners are trying to make sure every kid in the valley has toys for christmas this year... ((christianne klein)) far away.. but not forgotten. how our troops serving overseas celebrated thanksgiving today.... plus: ((( liz owens / online shopper) "i always assumed all the prices would always be the same." )) ((mauricio marin)) >> online stores charging different prices for the same item. so we walk you through what to watch for.. and how to find the lowest price...
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entertainers donating toys, time, and talent to the toys for tots campaign. ((music nat)) las vegas cadillac is spearheading the toy drive and benefit concert december 16th. ((23:24:02 l.j. harness/cadillac of las vegas: "we invite everyone in the city to stop into our dealership, bring a 20 dollar value new unwrapped toy and we're going to hand you tickets to the show.")) harness says last years benefit raised more 200-thousand dollars - money and toys that stayed in our area. this year, more than a dozen local entertainers will perform, including lenny wis ((23:30:00 lenny windsor/comedian: "i will be doing about 25-28 minutes, and every person that comes in late i will destroy...lenny/paul laugh..)) quiet riot and raiding the rock vault singer paul shortino says las vegas entertainers are a particularly generous bunch. ((23:32:39 paul shortino/quiet riot no matter how big or how small their success is, in the public eye, everybody comes together.")) and everybody... seems to get along. ((23:34:42 zowie bowie: 'we've got sexxy the show, bobby brooks and drew" dean martin
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they laugh...and entertain us, but they also understand what it's like to have very little. (( 23:35:10 bobby wilson/singer: "me coming from a foster home i had many years of no christmas and no toys at christmas!")) and that's why they are here. ((23:30:35 lenny windsor: "you feel after the show that you want to go and do more good you know, it does change you it changes your heart.")) in the entertainment capital of the world, there is love and tenderness too. ((23:29:30 entire group: a paul joncich 8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) for tickets to the benefit you can drop a new unwrapped toy at cadillac of las vegas on sahara. or bring a toy valued at 20-dollars or more to the orleans on the night of the big show - friday december 16th./// ((mauricio marin)) six thousand american service members are celebrating thanksgiving in iraq. thanks to the army's cooks... they are still getting a taste of home. cbs' news holly williams spent the holiday with them in
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they're fresh faced.many of them not long out of high school.and they're america's soldiers in the fight against isisserving with the 101st airborne division here at camp swift in northern iraq. private beam: this is my first time out of the us. it's a long way from home for private first class onae beam - a nineteen year old from fontana, southern california on his first tour of duty. this is my first one - this is my f laughs). you know, i came out of basic, couple of months - air assault school, stuff like that - then straight here you know. private beam and many others at camp swift were children when the us invaded iraq in 2003 - and told us they don't know very much about america's recent history here. but five years after the us said it had left iraq for good - there are now 6 thousand american service members back in the country again.
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massachusetts is part of the security detail for the senior officers who work in the camp's command center - launching airstrikes on isis. holly: so the idea is that you could give your life to protect senior officers? meehan: yes ma'am. holly: is that scary? meehan: no ma'am - not really. big jobs. resting on very young shoulders. specialist monique frink - a 22 year old from goldsboro, north carolina told us she's thankful to served as a military cook - inspiring her to enlist. and they gave it to me. - and i've loved it ever since. a passion to serve their country - in many different ways - has led them half way across the world, and into the battle to defeat isis extremists. for ctm, hw, camp swift, northern iraq. ((mauricio marin)) there are currently about 600 members of the nevada national guard serving overseas
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teachers can tell when a student is having trouble at home. but they can't always fix it. luckily, there is a program that picks up on the need, and can fix it... in the home. dave courvoisier shows us how a boys town nevada program is a lifesaver for troubled families. (( ))
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just write up a referral and send it over to us. teachers aren't prepared to be social workers. they can't go into the homes and help the kids. but we can. we make sure the kids are prepared to come to school and learn and when they're prepared not only are they learning and other siblings are learning but they're not being disruptive in class so all the kids learn. there is no cost to the family when boys town steps in to help , but sometimes, there is reluctance. i think the biggest challenge is like what i just explained is that sometimes the parents are just afraid you know of having someone come into their home and you know r because they think we might call child protective services or you might call immigration on them and have them removed and things like that. but adrian's mom welcomed the chance to learn better parenting, and in doing so give her son the tools to cope. so mom here wanted to help her son and so when we came we just provided skills, resources, and you know support to make her be independent and to make her help him.
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tomorrow, we'll see how the boys town family counselor works with mother and son to turn things around in the home. ((mauricio marin)) it was nice thanksgiving day weather if you planned to play football outside... tedd is here to give your forecast for the rest of the week.. tedd... ((tedd florendo)) (( we had big storms that pushed through east clark county this morning but have
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valley, arizona but now we're seeing much tranquil conditions. mostly clouds right now high humidity and dewpoints due to the rain that passed through this morning. winds breezy at times but cool 60's today and not 70's that's for sure. ...................... ............. ............. let's take you through the evening and show you what to expect. temps cooling off bigtime as skies beging to clear tonight. temps in the mid 50's and sunny and chilly by tomorrow a.m. we'll have your thanksgiving forecast coming up in a few minutes
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this is 8 news now at six-thirty. ((christianne klein)) on black friday many people will skip the stores and do their shopping online. but it turns out the price you see on your computer may be different from what other people see. brian new explains why:
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at the exact same time someone else does. you both pick out a gallon of milk - same brand but -- when it's rung up -- the price is different. this would never happen at a grocery store but when shopping online ... ( liz owens / online shopper) "i had no idea .... .. it can happen, i never even thought about it." as a busy mother liz owens does a lot of her shopping on the internet. she was skeptical when we told her the prices she sees .. ( liz owens / online shopper) "on sale for $31." ... are not always what everyone else sees. ( liz owens / online shopper) would always be the same." and so we gave her a list of items. and at the exact same time-- she looked them up on her computer from her home in southlake we had six other people looking them up same items, same website, same time. and most of the time -- everyone's screen showed the same price but not every time. when owens looked up a night's stay at the caribe royale hotel in orlando on travelocity -- her price? ( liz owens / online shopper) "it is $132." but look at this -- we did the
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phone and the hotel was listed at $119. out of our group -- two saw $132 -- four - $119. in fact - we found several cases of this on travelocity. the travel website says it sometime does offer lower prices for people who use smartphone. we found something similar when we searched rosetta stone's online language software. shopping on a desktop -- the price was $249 on a mobile device -- $189 -- a 60-dollar difference. think that is shocking. we did the search at the exact same time and i got a much higher price." sometimes it was where you logged on from that made a difference when owens priced this ge 7-foot christmas tree on home depot-dot-com with free home delivery anywhere in the u-s--her price was $399 yet our producers - in boston and minneapolis - saw a price of $438. home depot says sometimes it does offer different online customers different prices -- based on where they log-on -- which it
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computer's ip address. (christo wilson / computer and information scientist) "you as a consumer are just looking at a website you really have no idea why it's showing you what's its showing you." christo wilson and his team of researches at northeastern university tested 16 online retailers and travel sites and found --- on nine of those sites -- customers saw different results and or prices. wilson says when you log onto a website --- companies can see your search history your clicks the type of computer you use even the location where you're logged on from all which can be used to r (christo wilson / computer and information scientist) "this is a real challenge for us and for consumers because companies are always experimenting with different strategies and algorithms. (brian news/cbs news/dallas) so what can you do to figure out if the price you see is the lowest price? there's no perfect solution but here's a start -- when looking for the best deal -- look it up on your desktop and using your mobile phone. if you think shopping in "private" or "incognito" mode is going to hide your information from these companies it doesn't. (brian news/cbs news/dallas) what will is using a virtual private network or v-p-n. you can download some for free
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20-dollars a year. ( liz owens / online shopper) "no one just wants to throw away money." after seeing how prices may be different -- owens says she the way she shops online from now on will never be the same. brian new, for cbs news, dallas ((christianne klein)) and we have our 8 on your side gift guide on las vegas now dot com. we cover everything from stocking stuffers... to hard to find.. and the hottest toys./// ((mauricio marin)) it's become a holiday tradition in the valley... who is flipping the switch on and how many years they will be celebrating... next on the valley's news leader.... announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
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a holiday tradition here in the valley will be celebrating it's 25-th year when it opens tomorrow.. the magical forest. it opens at opportunity village near oakey and torrey pines. the doo-wop group human nature will be there.. and las vegas mayor carolyn the lights. the proceeds from the magical forest go to benefit opportunity village.. which helps people with intellectual disabilities./// ((weather toss)) tedd florendo ((( cooler today for turkey
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down the colorado river valley. wind advisories there will be allowed to expire on time. sunny skies have innundated the region as winds in the valley are not as high as last night. our temps are seasonal and there's no chance for rain through saturday. changes though by sunday. ...... ............................. ................... temps around the valley in the mid to high 60's for the east part of town where we're lower in elevation. neighborhoods to the west and far north conisiderably cooler in the low 60's as chilly weather still continues up in mount charleston. ................................ ... ..................... regional temps also stayed mild today from mesquite down the colorado river valley to laughlin where we continue to
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some locales like mesquite and death valley in the 70's today and warmer. cooler with chilly temps expected by morning in the southern great basin. ................................ ... .......................... satellite and radar shows weak high pressure for a few days as a dry southwesterly flow will continue through saturday. notice the big comma shaped pattern up in pacific ocean? that will bring the clouds, cooler weather and showers we're tracking for late we as early as saturday along with wind. ................................ ... .............................. here's the forecast for tonight. dropping to the 40's under clear to mostly clear skies and winds starting to relax down to less than 10 mph. temps should be near average for our overnight hours before warming up tomorrow. sunny skies for your black friday again and we warm up to the mid 60's and seasonal again. ................................ ... ............................. extended forecast calls for clouds and wind by saturday. sunday overcast with passing showers and breezes.
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week. showers chances end by monday but skies won't clear entirely until tuesday. still looking at 50's though through much of the week
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in a man's pocket. ((mauricio marin)) the drami next on the valley's news leader... announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
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burns after an e-cigarette explodes in his pocket. ((christianne klein)) >> the dramatic video of the incident is now raising questions about the safety of the devices and their batteries. video from security cameras show otis gooding talking to co-workers -- when suddenly -- sparks and fire erupt from inside the pocket of his pants.
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administration says people reported more than two dozen incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes between 2009 and 2014. and this year, the department of transportation finalized a ban on e-cigarettes being stored in checked baggage./// ((christianne klein)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 6:30. we're alwayn dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. ((mauricio marin)) >> be sure to watch 8 news
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a digital fashion editor from new york, new york... an attorney from henderson, tennessee... and our returning champion, an aspiring tv writer from west hollywood, california...
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and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thanks, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. good champion in andrew lee. as you just heard, $26,001. jay and lexie, could happen to you. in this half-hour, it could happen to you. let's see if it does. here we go, "jeopardy!" round. and now a look at the categories. hey. followed by... and finally, you're gonna love this one... are they all going to be short words? we'll find out. andrew, start. let's do 1990s movie quotes for $200. [ flits tongue ] lexie.

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